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HI all - names kev, new to this hackintosh business but not new to mac's or PC stuff :)

Managed to get a somewhat bootable laptop, am now moving onto my desktop PC but cant seem to get anywhere with it. Wondering if i can get some help, or even someone to say dont bother so im not wasting my time :)

Spec are :



Computer
Model : MSI MS-7786

Chassis : MSI Desktop
Mainboard : MSI A55M-P33 (MS-7786)

BIOS : AMI (OEM) V1.5 08/10/2012
Total Memory : 7.49GB DIMM DDR3

Processors
Processor : AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics (4C 2.7GHz, 667MHz IMC, 4x 1MB L2)
Socket/Slot : FM1g1 (PGA)

Chipset
Memory Controller : AMD F12 (Llano) APU Root Port 100MHz
Memory Controller : AMD F12/14 (Brazos/Llano) APU Root Complex 100MHz, 2x 4GB DIMM DDR3 1.33GHz 128-bit

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Crucial ST51264BA133916FM 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-24 4-33-10-5)
Memory Module : Crucial ST51264BA133916FM 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-24 4-33-10-5)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : ACR P193W
(1440x900, 19.0")
Video Adapter : AMD Radeon HD 6530D (4CU 320SP SM5.0 444MHz, 512MB DDR3 1.33GHz 128-bit, Integrated Graphics)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL GP Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6530D (320SP 4C 444MHz, 512MB DDR3 1.33GHz 128-bit, Integrated Graphics)
Compute Shader Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6530D (320SP 444MHz, 512MB DDR3 1.33GHz 128-bit, Integrated Graphics)

Storage Devices
WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0 (2TB, SATA600, 3.5") : 2TB (C:)
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 1MB Cache) : N/A (D:)

Logical Storage Devices
System Reserved : 100MB (NTFS)
Hard Disk (C:) : 984GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0 (2TB, SATA600, 3.5")
Optical Drive (D:) : N/A @ Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 1MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : MSI Hudson LPC Bridge
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T0 10-07
Audio Device : MSI BeaverCreek HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500D and 6400G-6600G series]
Audio Codec : ATI (AMD) HDMI Audio
Audio Device : MSI Hudson Azalia Controller
Audio Codec : Realtek Semi High Definition Audio
Serial Port(s) : 1
Parallel Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : MSI Hudson SATA Controller [IDE mode]
Disk Controller : MSI Hudson IDE Controller
Disk Controller : AMD Hudson SD Flash Controller
USB Controller 1 : MSI Hudson USB OHCI Controller
USB Controller 2 : MSI Hudson USB EHCI Controller
USB Controller 3 : MSI Hudson USB OHCI Controller
USB Controller 4 : MSI Hudson USB EHCI Controller
USB Controller 5 : MSI Hudson USB OHCI Controller
USB Controller 6 : MSI Hudson USB OHCI Controller
USB Controller 7 : MSI Hudson USB EHCI Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : ATI SB800 SMBus



Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet, 100Mbps)


Any idea? Have tried a few different methods but nothing seems to even try to boot .... :D

Cheers all

Kev

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That processor is always going to give you problems, try the Nawcom legacy boot CD but even then I'm not sure if its supported.
You really should go intel if you want a solid hackintosh

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Perhaps Intel would be easier, but that wasn't the question. This gentleman has issues with his existing AMD system. I would suggest you check out the Developers Corner sub-forum and read some of the topics about Snow Leopard, Lion, and even Mountain Lion with regards to AMD processors. Don't give up on your hardware just yet. You may find that you cant run the latest and greatest OSX flavor, but I'm sure you can find something there to get your existing system running. Don't forget to checkout the OSx86 Wiki as well for HCL guides.

Good Luck!

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Thanks for the Replies both, interesting. Yeah, if i was building a hackintosh from the start id have gone Intel, but this machine was a bargain for the price :) Ill check out the Dev section- thanks for the heads up. I havent had a mac since i had a G5 powermac, so my main reason for doing this is just out of interest really. If anyone has got a working machine with the spec above though, please let me know :D

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I can get Snow Lep to install using Chamelion and boot flags -v -x GraphicsEnabler=No but... then it wont boot? Through boot disk, runs through the whizzing text then goes to a black screen. Same boot flags?

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Hi!

Add the chatroom #legacykernel on the server chat.osx86.hu (you'll have to install colloquy or another IRC client).

About your booting issues, boot with legacy_kernel (if you used nawcom or AnV kernels) -v arch=i386 -force64 npci=0x2000 maxmem=4096 (yeah, a lot of flags, but i don't think it will be necessary after some tweaking).

Best regards!

P.S.: I think you'll have to buy a discrete GPU: i doubt your integrated graphics would ever work. If you wan't a really cheap option which works out of the box, go for a GeForce G210. You'll have to add GraphicsEnabler=Yes to your bootflags.

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Im re-installing now, im not bothered about the graphics ill get a card for this machine later, just want it to boot for now. Im thinking, seen as the machine boots to the installer off the DVD then my machine must be at least part compatible?

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bingo, i have a working machine, full mode :) Just need hardware now haha





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